Art Theatre

126 West Church Street
Champaign, IL
Opened 1913
Seats 575

Originally opened as the Park Theatre on a design by B.H. Cooper and Lewis E. Russell. Reopened and renamed as an art film house in 1958 before descending into porn between 1971 and 1986. Reopened as an art house in 1987. Converted into a co-operative theatre in 2013 in conjunction with a conversion to digital projection. (Cinema Treatures, www.ArtTheatre.coop).

To me, comedy and tragedy are roommates. And they're very strange roommates, but they're always together. If tragedy is around, then comedy is not far behind. If tragedy shows up, comedy is looking over it's shoulder sticking its tongue out. (Gilbert Gottfried)